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Around the town: What to do this weekend

April 20th, 2012 by SA

Apart from the excitement at Seattle Center, don’t forget to…


Go see American Graffiti at SIFF

SIFF is running American Graffiti, as part of the “Class Reunion: High School Through the Decades” series.  Before Star Wars, George Lucas was best known for this nostalgic look at 1950s America, as two high school grads spend one final night before college cruising the strip and looking for adventure (and romance). With Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, and the voice of Wolfman Jack.
$10 | $5 Youth (22 & under) | $5 SIFF Members | $9 Seniors (65+)
SIFF Cinema passes and vouchers are valid at the box office.

Go see CATS at the Paramount
At 30 years young, CATS, the longest continuously touring musical in Broadway history, is enjoying a weekend engagement in Seattle. When I was a kid back in New York, I saw Betty Buckley perfrom Grizabella in 1983 or so. For the original Broadway opening, the Winter Garden Theatre was gutted and the roof replaced, something that sent my mother into spasms at the time. She’s not good with change.
$20-$80 | The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St.

Revisit Nirvana– Taking Punk to the Masses
EMP is proud to present the world’s most extensive exhibition of memorabilia celebrating the music and history of Seattle grunge luminaries, Nirvana. The exhibit features rare and unseen artifacts and photography from the band, their crews and families. Celebrate the music and history of these Seattle grunge luminaries.
Teen tix available for $5 | 10AM daily | EMP Museum

Come out for the Rat City Rollergirls
Season 8 playoffs Saturday! Don’t plan on blinking – it is more than meets the black eye! With season tickets in hand, you’ll be front and center as both returning and rising stars take to the track for faster and more hard-hitting roller derby action than ever before.
Tickets $10-$50 | Key Arena

Tags: Arts & Culture